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EVs are ‘clearly’ the future despite slow start, Renault’s Normand says

EVs are 'clearly' the future despite slow start, Renault's Normand says

Although most EV buyers are in cities or suburbs, increasing numbers of people in rural areas are choosing battery powered cars, Normand says. BARCELONA — The global market for electric vehicles has not grown as fast as Renault expected when CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a bold investment of 4 billion euros six years ago to develop the technology, said Gilles …

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Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

John Cushman developing technology to recharge BEV and HEV batteries like refueling car at gas station. Qualcomm Gets EV Charging Off the Ground An instantly rechargeable system for battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries being developed at Purdue University is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly, its inventors say. Researchers at the Indiana university say its system recharges vehicle batteries through a …

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Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

But don’t ring the death knell just yet. A European startup company, coming out of stealth mode this week, claims that it has solved one of VR’s most persistent bugaboos — low resolution images. By creatively hacking existing display technologies, engineers at the Finnish company Varjo say they can deliver optical resolution up to 70 times the clarity of current …

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA's Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. | NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar …

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B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

The B612 Foundation is no longer pursuing a large space telescope called Sentinel (above) to look for near Earth asteroids in favor of a concept using smaller spacecraft. Credit: B612 Foundation WASHINGTON — The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative …

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NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

Artist’s impression of a potentially-habitable exoplanet orbiting an ultracool red dwarf star Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). The Kepler space telescope is surely the gift that keeps on giving. After being deployed in 2009, it went on to detect a total of 2,335 confirmed exoplanets and 582 multi-planet systems. Even after two of its reaction wheels failed, it carried on …

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Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus will use two Vega C launchers to orbit four Earth observation satellites for a new constellation. Credit: Avio. WASHINGTON — Airbus has signed up to be the first commercial customer to use Europe’s future Vega C rocket, ordering two launchers to orbit a four-satellite Earth-observation constellation. Arianespace, the Evry, France-based company responsible for marketing the existing Ariane 5, Soyuz …

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Identifies 219 New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates …

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Brexit uncertainty worries UK space start-ups

Brexit uncertainty worries UK space start-ups

The U.K. Space Conference in Manchester was a showcase of bold new plans by British space start-ups, but companies could soon face potential damages from Brexit and the possible withdrawal from the European Single Market. Credit: U.K. Space Conference via Flickr LONDON — The United Kingdom’s space start-up sector is blossoming. The U.K. government has committed to capturing 10 percent …

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